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AFRINIC is the Gold Sponsor of the AfPIF 2019 meeting taking place in Mauritius from 20 to 22 August 2019. We will have a dedicated booth for members at the event and will also be participating in the AfPIF programme.

Logan Velvindron from AFRINIC will be making a presentation titled ‘Re-examining Congestion Control’ on Wednesday 21 August at 7.30 UTC. Amreesh Phokeer and Keesun Fokeerah will be conducting tutorials on Internet Routing Registry and RPKI.

AFRINIC will also support and participate in the Formation des Formateurs de la gouvernance de l’Internet 2019 (FFCG Conference) in Burkina Faso on 26-30 August 2019. Arthur Cardinal will be speaking about AFRINIC’s key activities and projects at the meeting.

AFRINIC is also participating in SAFNOG-5 being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 26-27 August 2019. In addition to giving policy updates, James Chimwa from our Member Services Department will be making a presentation on AFRINIC's Numbering Services.

AFRINIC staff will also conduct consultations during the SAFNOG-5 with the AFRINIC Resource Members on site for organisations planning to get Internet number resources from AFRINIC. The consultations are private and confidential face-to-face interactions between contacts of resource members and AFRINIC staff to discuss issues and respond to any queries or challenges on:

  • IP Number resources (IPv4, IPv6, ASN)
  • BPKI enrolment and RPKI ROA creation
  • Routing Registry
  • Reverse DNS/Lame Delegations
  • Invoicing and Membership fees
  • Any other topic related to IP number resources. For those interested in discussing and resolving any issues related to the topics above, our staff will be at hand to help. Please book your consultation slot by registering at: https://safnog-mt.nix.cz/login

If you are an IXP - this might be of interest to you. Usually, it is considered bad practice to allow your Peering LAN prefixes to be announced/re-distributed by your peers. One way to prevent this to happen is to create an AS0 ROA (see figure 1) with your Peering LAN prefix. AFRINIC highly recommends that African IXPs create this “special” ROA through the MyAFRINIC RPKI interface. Hint: It is important to keep the max-length equal to your prefix length to allow for more specifics. 

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Figure 1. Create an AS0 ROA on MyAFRINIC

AFRINIC is back again with another exciting webinar on 'Transitioning to IPv6-only with IPv4aaS (IPv4 as a Service) in broadband and cellular networks’. This webinar will be in French.

Objectives:

- Have a global picture of all the IPv6 transition technologies
- Understand the differences between various transition techniques
- Understand the concept of IPv6-only with IPv4aaS (IPv4 as a service)

Date 18 July 2019

Time: 16:30 GST (Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar)
12:30 UTC (Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire)
13:30 WAT (Nigeria, Cameroon)
15:30 EAT (Kenya, Uganda)

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3015568725300/WN_fwqzi5fjQR6zNOdUJRG8NA

AFRINIC will be holding its IPv6 deployathon session taking place from 21 to 23 August 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria in collaboration with Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative.

The deployathon is focused on implementation through prototyping, building and validation. At the end of the session, through expert guidance, participants will have moved their networks one clearly measurable step forward in IPv6 deployment.

Because of its heavy implementation focus, admission requirements are very strict. Only network and systems engineers who run networks are eligible. Thus if you want to join a tribe of like-minded engineers who want to actually deploy rather than talk about IPv6, please request an invitation at: 

https://vox.afrinic.net/53357?lang=en

Seats are limited, so please register as soon as possible.

From measuring web latency and mobile broadband, from measuring disruption on the Internet to a narration of an actual shutdown of the Internet, from a survey on Internet measurement tools usage in Africa to tutorials on how to use these tools, the 2019 Internet measurements workshop at the Africa Internet Summit 2019 held in Kampala, Uganda, was packed with talks, discussions, and tutorials to remember. Held on 15 and 16 of June 2019, this event organized by AFRINIC recorded an attendance of over 30 individuals comprising various individuals/stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. There were researchers from the university, network administrators and engineers from ISPs, national research and education networks, schools and institutional networks, students from higher institutions, and some representatives of African governments, among others. The morning hours of the 2-day workshop witnessed talks delivered by remote and live speakers, which were followed by tutorials in the afternoons -- RIPE atlas on the 15th and Measurement Lab (M-LAB) on the 16th.

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